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Author Cabell, Craig.

Title The history of 30 Assault Unit : Ian Fleming's red Indians / Craig Cabell
Published Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 170 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. 30 commando unit -- pt. 2. 30 assault unit
Summary The Second World War spawned a plethora of crack special forces units (Long Range Desert Group, SAS, SBS, Phantom and Commandos) but 30 Assault Unit remains, even today, far more secretive and exclusive than the others. Formed by Ian Fleming, who was working for Naval Intelligence, 30 AU's mission was to penetrate and operate behind enemy lines, capture by whatever means necessary vital intelligence and feed it back to London where it could be assimilated and acted upon. This crack team of commandos included mavericks such as Patrick Dalzel-Job (generally regarded as the model for Fleming's fictional secret agent 007), and less well known (despite their conspicuous bravery) figures such as Captains Huntingdon-Whiteley, Captain Martin-Smith. Lieutenant Commander Curtis and Lieutenant McFee. The author has trawled archives and interviewed veterans in order to piece together the history and record of this elusive special forces unit who fought with great distinction and achieved results disproportionate to their size
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Fleming, Ian, 1908-1964 -- Career in the military
Great Britain. Royal Marines. Assault Unit, 30 -- History.
Intelligence officers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Military intelligence -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1783372842 (electronic bk.)
1844688208 (electronic bk.)
9781783372843 (electronic bk.)
9781844688203 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles History of Thirty Assault Unit